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"Order of the Phoenix" Video Game Due Out Week Before Movie

Posted by: sue
March 19, 2007, 07:16 AM

Over the weekend in London, EA previewed several of their upcoming video games and the BBC reports the new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game "was on schedule for release a week before the film." In the article, a rep from EA describes some of the cool new featuresContinued...


Happy Birthday Kristin!

Posted by: Melissa
March 19, 2007, 02:24 AM

If you've written to us, you've probably heard from her. She's the most tactful penpal around, that Kristin Brown, and when Leaky mail beckons she has gotten quite the workout. She's answered about WOMBATs precisely 211 times to date (You. Can't. Take. The. Test, Guys!). She has broken countless heartsContinued...


WB "Extremely Confident" Emma Watson to Return as Hermione Granger in Potter Films

Posted by: sue
March 18, 2007, 09:14 AM

There have been a spate of claims over the past few months stating that actress Emma Watson may or may not return in her role as Hermione Granger in the last two Harry Potter films, and this reached a fevered pitch over the weekend with several tabloid reports statingContinued...


Death Eaters Take Over Leaky Lounge

Posted by: sue
March 17, 2007, 12:07 PM

Today is a dark day here in the Leaky Cauldron, as Death Eaters have made their mark on our forum. The sign of the Dark Lord hangs over our Leaky Lounge, and help is needed in resisting this nefarious band of followers of Voldemort. There are DADA classes to help fend off the likes of Snape, Bellatrix LestrangeContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Raincoast Books Preparing for "Deathly Hallows" Release

Posted by: sue
March 16, 2007, 10:03 PM

In the wake of the big announcement this week from US Harry Potter publishers Scholastic on their plans for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, comes word now that Canadian publishers Raincoast are still in the final stages of planning how they will go about promoting the launchContinued...

OotP Film

Final Touches Still Being Made on "Order of the Phoenix"

Posted by: sue
March 16, 2007, 09:50 PM

Despite the early test screenings taking place for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, work still continues on the new Harry Potter film. In addition to the special effects and musical score yet to be completed, actor David Bradley is quoted in a new interview this week in regards toContinued...


CBBC Newsround Contest to Learn Secrets of "Phoenix" Video Game

Posted by: sue
March 16, 2007, 08:56 AM

CBBC Newsround has launched a new contest for fans in the UK to go behind the scenes and learn more on how the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game is made. To enter, you must answer these two questions (in 50 words or less):

What is the name of Hermione'sContinued...

Sonorus 2007, Potter Conference in June

Posted by: Edward
March 15, 2007, 03:18 PM

The list of upcoming Harry Potter conferences grows with the announcement of Sonorus 2007, a one night only event happening Saturday, June 9th in Lancaster, California (North of Los Angeles). The event will feature a British styled, traditional dinner followed by two presentations about the Potter phenomenon.Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Sean Biggerstaff!

Posted by: Edward
March 15, 2007, 01:53 PM

Everyone please join me in raising your glass to actor Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood) who celebrates his 24th birthday today! Happy Birthday Sean!

OotP Film

David Yates: OotP "trying to look at what fear does to people"

Posted by: sue
March 15, 2007, 01:01 PM

The second part of a new interview with director David Yates is now online at GeekMonthly. In this interview Mr. Yates gives his thoughts on the politics contained in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film noting:

"An interesting idea in the story is how fearContinued...

New Images from Order of the Phoenix Video Game

Posted by: Melissa
March 15, 2007, 09:21 AM

Electronic Arts has sent over two new pictures (picture one, picture two, whole album) of the video game for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which should hit stores a few weeks before the release of the film.
You can find out more about this game at the EA Web site or from our visitContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

12 Million First Print Copies of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Due from Scholastic

Posted by: sue
March 14, 2007, 09:13 AM

In addition to all the big news this morning about the launch of the There Will Soon Be 7 countdown campaign, Scholastic is set to print a whopping 12 million first print copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As Reuters reminds us, this will breakContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"There Will Soon Be 7" Official Scholastic "Deathly Hallows" Countdown Begins in April, More on Deluxe Edition

Posted by: sue
March 14, 2007, 08:09 AM

We have a bit of news today from Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels. They have updated their Harry Potter website with a new area indicating the launch of a full countdown and more to the release of Harry Potter and theContinued...

OotP Film

Geek Monthly Interview with OotP Director David Yates

Posted by: sue
March 13, 2007, 11:16 AM

Geek Monthly has the first part of a new interview with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix director David Yates now online. In this first short installment of the interview, Mr. Yates answers three questions about the film, including topics such as what it was like to join the ongoingContinued...


Beware Harry Potter Publicist Scam

Posted by: Melissa
March 13, 2007, 08:49 AM

A word of caution: There's an e-mail going around from someone impersonating the unit publicist of Harry Potter, claiming they're opening Daniel Radcliffe's Official MySpace profile and seeking input. This is a fraudulent e-mail. Daniel Radcliffe is not opening a MySpace (and just for extra measure,Continued...

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